Assassinations of Pycelle and Kevan Lannister

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Assassinations of Pycell and Kevan Lannister
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 300 AC
Place Grand Maester's chambers, Red Keep, King's Landing
Result Death of Grand Maester Pycelle
Death of Ser Kevan Lannister
Orchestrator Varys
Perpetrator Varys
Little birds
Target Grand Maester Pycelle
Ser Kevan Lannister
Victims Grand Maester Pycelle
Ser Kevan Lannister

As part of his plot to put Aegon on the Iron Throne, Varys murders Grand Maester Pycelle and Ser Kevan Lannister, Lord Regent and Protector of the Realm, to keep the realm destabilized following the fall of Queen Regent Cersei Lannister from power.


This pains me, my lord. You do not deserve to die alone on such a cold dark night. There are many like you, good men in service to bad causes ... but you were threatening to undo all the queen's good work, to reconcile Highgarden and Casterly Rock, to bind the Faith to your little king, unite the Seven Kingdoms under Tommen's rule.[1]

Varys to Kevan